Re: [CR] 80s Bianchi Seat Stay question redux


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Date: Sun, 10 May 2009 21:47:48 +0100
From: Hilary Stone <hilary.stone@blueyonder.co.uk>
To: Emilio Bozzie <emiliobozzi@hotmail.com>
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Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] 80s Bianchi Seat Stay question redux


The rounded edge square seatstays I think came from the Columbus Air tubeset.

Hilary Stone, Bristol, British Isles

Emilio Bozzie wrote:
> I would like to pose this question once again, this time with visual examples of what I am refering to courtesy of pics from Ray dobbins website. These pics show the seat-stay profile.
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> Is there anyone familiar with this Columbus tubing and if other brands besides Bianchi used it?
> Thanks in advance-
> Nels Cone
> Seattle WA
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> http://www.raydobbins.com/bianchi/photos/photo28.html
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> From: emiliobozzi@hotmail.com
> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: 80s Bianchi Seat Stay question
> Date: Sat, 9 May 2009 21:47:24 -0700
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> I was crusing the CR site when I saw the webmaster's 83 Specialissima.
> I noticed the round cross-section of the seat-stays.
> The 83 X-3 and a couple of later models (Mondiale, etc.) I have seen have an oval or almost a rounded corner rectangular cross-section instead of the round type.
> I do not know what the Centenario has, although I am aware that it is a really souped-up X-3. Yes, i also understand that 85 is beyond the 83 CR cut-off, but also was aware that the Centenario was once a very praised bike here on the CR list.
> But I digress... does any one know if there are any other pre-85 models that have this seat-stay arrangement?
> Or better yet, are there any other manufacturers out there, i.e. Colnago, that used this tubing as well?
> I know this tubing is not common, but did not imagine it was proprietary to Bianchi.
> regards-
> Nels Cone
> Seattle WA
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